Walk the Walk (and a call to action)

Walking is the oldest, easiest and most accessible way to keep healthy. Period. So why do we still drive to the grocery store, to see our friends and to the gym (well, we used to)?  I get that unless you live in a city or super close to a town, things are often spread out […]

Walking for Your Health (Walking Series #1)

My 98-year old grandmother takes daily walks. I think these walks are one of the primary reasons she’s still so engaged and vibrant at this advanced age. She’ll go in most kinds of weather and for the past five years she has used a walker at a very slow pace, but she won’t miss it, […]

Cancer Prevention: Move More and Ditch Drinking

We haven’t heard much about health and medicine these days except for all things virus, but the American Cancer Society (ACS) just made its most recent recommendations for cancer prevention. And here’s what you should know. Maintain a Healthy Weight My sister, weight loss expert and registered dietician, Amy Mackenzie, likes to quip, “You can’t […]

Group Exercise- What’s a Gym Rat to Do Now?

Almost everything about our daily lives has changed this spring. As we tentatively begin to resume our some of our routine, what’s the latest with exercising in groups and what’s a gym rat to do? The Good and the Bad Data suggests working out with others increases camaraderie, motivation, achievement of goals, and consistency. But […]

Neck and Shoulder Pain? Check in on your Sleep Position.

I totally get it. Not a lot of us are sleeping that well these days. My neck and shoulders have been aching from weeks of looking into my computer while teaching my virtual Pilates sessions. While I’m loving the interaction and new platform for reaching across streets and states to old and new friends and […]

Exercising in Captivity – A Call to Action

I am a huge fan of online streaming… I am currently midway through Little Fires Everywhere and The Crown, in fact … but if ever there was a time for getting off the couch and moving your body, it is now.  As we are quarantined, while we are certainly not all held against our will […]

Worried About Getting Sick? Get Some Exercise!

Worried about catching the latest virus or flu? We all have been very well- informed of the importance of proper, thorough and frequent handwashing to help keep germs at bay, but did you know regular moderate exercise has been shown to reduce your risk of getting sick, too? Exercising can help prevent illnesses: Studies have […]

The Problem with Abs

My teenage sons like to walk around the house showing off their “six-packs.” But when a coach recently told one of them, despite his ripped abs and well-defined muscles, that he needed a stronger core for a faster and more powerful kick, he was dumbfounded. Unfortunately, there are many problems with traditional ab workouts like […]

Want to Win at Swim (or Soccer or Lax)? Get More Sleep

Have you ever caught your son playing Fortnite at midnight with his friends after he “went to bed at 9?” Or pleaded with your daughter, “Please put the phone down and go to bed!”? Not that this happens in my house, but…. more and more studies offer powerful data that lack of sleep tonight could […]

Fitness Trends for 2020

Is getting in shape on your list of New Year’s resolutions? American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) publishes an annual list of fitness trends (defined as behaviors that have staying power),that might entice you to try something others find effective. Here are a few of the hottest fitness trends for 2020 : #1 Wearable technology  […]